Latest posts by KT53

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:04

I've got an automatic irrigation system for the pots and hanging baskets.  Established plants are left pretty much to their own devices.  New stuff will be watered regularly particularly if it gets very hot.

I'm not on a water meter so it doesn't cost to keep them happy.

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:18
Daniel Haynes says:

Thanks, Shrinking Violet.

Yes, there was much discussion of the issue of colour scheme today. While I would like to have addressed it this week, I do feel that colour is something we have to take real care over and not rush into. It could be that a new scheme, quickly implemented, could be unpopular and annoy users further.


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 Would there be any value in simply reverting to the colour scheme of the old site in the short term.  I'm starting to find the new scheme is causing me some problems with eye strain as it is so bright.  Reducing brightness on the screen, just for this site, isn't practical as my monitor is set up for photo editing.

Forum notifications - please take part!

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:11

OK before the change but none since apart from a lone arrival yesterday from a thread I had subscribed to pre-change.

Notification was set to Instant

E-mail via BTInternet, which has Yahoo in the background.

Notifications are not going to Junk folder.

Weeds in flower bed

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:04

Many modern weedkillers become inert on contact with the soil so you could certainly plant within a couple of weeks of spraying weedkiller.  I would leave it a couple of weeks to give the weedkiller time to be absorbed fully by the plants.  Be aware though that weed seeds will probably still be around so you will need to keep an eye open and run a hoe over the borders to keep the new ones down.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:30

I don't have a problem with ads when I'm using my PC as I have Adblocker activated.  A different story on the tablet and it's a pain in the proverbial.  I'm gonna have to find an app or something to block them there!

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:27

If you do reintroduce the edit button can I suggest that editing only be allowed either for a limited time, or until a response is posted.  I've seen too many instances, on sites which allow uncontrolled editing, where the original posters had changed their post after a response has been given.  The effect being to either make the whole post seem like nonesense, or the respondent to be the one trying to cause trouble.

It doesn't take long to proof read before posting.  It also gives time to reconsider content if a post is going to be particularly contentious.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 14:10

Just to add (as we can't currently edit), on other pages the Previous/Next is immediately below the last message.  On the final page there is the xxx says: box, followed by T&C / Code of Conduct, then 'Email me...' and Post Reply before finally reaching Previous.  Is it surprising I didn't get that far?

Your new-look forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 14:07
NoraGW says:

KT53 - There is a 'Previous Page' link at the bottom of the page, here's a screen shot:

Is this what you mean? I've had a look at the final page of a topic / thread and can't see that the button doesn't appear. Can you screen shot what you see?

Some have reported that this is not clear enough, which we've added to our list of 'things to do'!

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 You're right.  It's just so far down the page I hadn't scrolled down far enough to find it.  I was worried about wearing out the wheel on my mouse

How to screen my neighbours

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 13:59

A section of trellis attached to the wall should do the job.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 11:18

One annoying bug at the moment is the lack of a 'Previous' arrow once you get to the final page of a topic.  The only way to see previous entries is to edit the page number in the address bar.  Once on any other page the Previous / Next options reappear.

Today I received notification of a new post in one topic I was following before the change of format, but nothing from anything new since the change.

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